What Are Fundamental Rights? - Definition, Types & Features


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Which of these are not considered a fundamental right?

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1. Who tried to pass a law that prohibits contraceptives ___?

2. The right to due process is a part of which amendments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fundamental rights are a group of rights that the Supreme Court recognizes as being fair and legal, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of them. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the different fundamental rights and the Bill of Rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will encounter questions related to:

  • The Bill of Rights
  • Categories of fundamental rights
  • Relevant legislation
  • Constitutional basis for specific rights

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related law lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Fourteenth Amendment and the right to due process
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which amendments protect fundamental rights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Bill of Rights

Additional Learning

Study the lesson What are Fundamental Rights? - Definitions, Types & Features to find out more about the law and the protection of basic rights in the United States. You will:

  • Define fundamental rights
  • Understand the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
  • Recognize types of fundamental rights
  • Analyze the role of the fourteenth amendment in the protection of liberty
  • Differentiate between first amendment rights, that are clearly stated, and fundamental rights
  • Know which rights are not explicitly guaranteed and the legislation that helped protect them